If you’re aged 18 or older and have the mental ability to make financial, property and medical decisions for yourself, you can arrange for someone else to make these decisions for you in the future. This legal authority is called “lasting power of attorney”.
It’s generally recommended that you set up both a personal welfare LPA and a property and financial affairs LPA at the same time. Many people do this while reviewing or revising their will.
Having a Power of Attorney (POA) lets you plan what you want another person to do for you in the future, should you become incapable of making decisions about your own affairs.
Power of Attorney (POA) is a written document which includes a certificate signed either by a solicitor who is registered to practise law in England or by a practising member of the Faculty of Advocates or by a registered UK medical doctor who holds a licence to practise.
Power of Attorney can include but not limited to ;